Originally posted by NinerBuff:
I think Percy Harvin was a really good pick up. The cost was high, but his ceiling is really, really high. I think he's better than Mike Wallace, and you guys got him cheaper (contract wise). But factor in the draft compensation, it remains to be seen. I'm sure he'll improve going to Wilson, but I think you may be underselling Ponder. Until Harvin went down, he had the best comp % in the league (because of the short passes to him and AP) and was having a good season. Harvin should be a good player for the next few years, but his size is concerning, especially for a long term deal.
For what it's worth, I would have made the same trade (before the Anquan Boldin trade happened) for Harvin. In hindsight, the Boldin deal is significantly more palatable for our team, especially given the great unknown of AJ Jenkins.
Good to have 'enemy' fans that are actually knowledgeable and not just trolls. I'm sure we'll be fighting tooth and nail all year
Long days and pleasant nights, sai. :)
Harvin's not built like a bulldog, that is for sure; but presumably, he wouldn't have his ridiculous burner speed if he was. He's pretty close to Jerry Rice's build for his height; Rice was 6'2", 200 lbs, and Harvin's 5'11", 184 lbs. (Nobody get started on me comparing Harvin to Rice, I'm talking strictly about physical build as it relates to durability/injury likeliness.)
We'll just have to wait and see; but assuming he's healthy the whole year, I'll be surprised if he doesn't crack a thousand yards. Honestly, though, I'm not even disappointed if he doesn't, if he hits 1,500+ all-purpose yards. We could get very creative with him in the backfield, potentially. Let's say for the same of argument that he finishes with 971 yards receiving, 11 passing touchdowns, 5 rushing touchdowns, and 2 return touchdowns. Is anybody going to argue that he's not worth the price we paid (picks and $) if he brings that every year? Heck no.
Originally posted by Young2Rice:
Nobody in here disagrees with this. But no matter how you try and spin it, you traded a bunch of picks for a guy who hasnt broken 1000 yards as a number one wr, and had a medical condition, whether its under control or not, and a guy who is demanding mega millions.
You came in here to say seanut fans think harbaugh cripple AJ by not playing him.
Maybe, but thats isn't as crippleing as trading for a kick returner who can play WR and RB.
Yes, we paid a hefty price in terms of the picks, and a relatively expensive though not mind-blowingly so price in dollars for him, which luckily is not back-loaded, for a guy who has yet to break 1,000 yards receiving in a single year. What's your point? That he's not proven? Before his ankle injury (where he was likely IR'd due to conflicts with his head coach more than anything, honestly) he was on track to blow way past a thousand yards. Watch his highlights, the dude is explosive for yards after the catch. Given a real QB, I think you'll be surprised by his production. We shall see. I think you're hoping he won't produce much more than expecting, though.